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(@corbind)
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I don't normally do this but I got a headache last night from working on a song with a friend. He wants to learn Joan Jett's “I love Rock ‘n Roll” and I was cool with that. We listened to the cd a million times and watched a video the same amount. We got glimpses of the hands on the guitar but they mostly showed Joan.

Anyway, do any of you out there play this song or know how it goes. I believe it's in E. I still can't figure out that 5 or 6 note lick they play, either.

"Nothing...can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts."


   
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(@wes-inman)
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Dennis

Check your e-mail. I tried to put it on here but had problems. If I get it straightened out I'll post it for everyone.

If you know something better than Rock and Roll, I'd like to hear it - Jerry Lee Lewis


   
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 Bull
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This is a tab that I got off the web.
Hopes this helps- Bull


Joan Jett & The Blackhearts : I Love Rock'N'Roll

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------2-2----4-4----------------------2-2-----4-----------
---2-2----2-2----5-2-2----4-4-5----2-2----2-2----5-2-2-----4--5---2-2--
---2-2----2-2----5------------5----2-2----2-2----5------------5---2-2--
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

-----5bu-rb-3-0------------------------------------------
----------------3----------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------
-2-2--------------2-2-------------------------------2-2--
-2-2--------------2-2-------------------------------2-2--
---------------------------------------------------------
I saw him dancing there ...

-----5bu-rb-3-0-------------------------------------
----------------3-----------------------------------
---------------------------------------------4-4----
-------------------2-2-----------------------4-4----
-------------------2-2------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------
I knew he was a bit ...

-----5bu-rb-3-0------------------------------
----------------3----------------------------
--------------------2-2---------------4-4----
--------------------2-2---------------4-4----
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
The beat was ...

-----------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------
----------------------------2-let ring!--
----2-2---------------------2------------
----2-2----------------------------------
-----------------------------------------
They played my ...

Just let ring! XStop ringing!
---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
And I could tell it ...

(No chords)
He goes with ....

---------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---
---------------------------------------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2---
---------------------------------------------------------------------
And I could tell it wouldn't be l....

REFRAIN:
---------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------2-2--------------------4-4----------
---------2-2-------2-2-------5---2-2--------------------4-4----------
---------2-2-------2-2-------5---------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------
singing: I love rock'n'roll so put ....

END OF REFRAIN
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------2-2-----------------------4-----------------
---------2-2-------2-2-------5---2-2-----------------------4------5---2-2----
---------2-2-------2-2-------5------------------------------------5---2-2----
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
I love rock'n'roll so come and take ....!

-----5bu-rb-3-0-----------------------------------------------
----------------3---------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------
---2-2--------------2-2---------------------------------2-2---
---2-2--------------2-2---------------------------------2-2---
--------------------------------------------------------------
He smiled, so I got up ....

-----5bu-rb-3-0------------------------------------------------------
----------------3----------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------4-4---
--------------------2-2----------------------------------------4-4---
--------------------2-2----------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------------
that don't matter, he said, ....

-----5bu-rb-3-0------------------------------
----------------3----------------------------
--------------------2-2---------------4-4----
--------------------2-2---------------4-4----
---------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
soon gonna take ...

-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------
------------------2--let ring!-----
---2-2------------2----------------
---2-2-----------------------------
-----------------------------------
where we can ....

Let ring! XStop ringing!
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
The next moving on goes....

------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------
----------------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----
----------------------------2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-----
------------------------------------------------
Next we moving on goes ....

REFRAIN
----------------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------2-2--------------------4-4-----------
---------2-2-------2-2-------5---2-2--------------------4-4-----------
---------2-2-------2-2-------5----------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------------
singing: I love rock'n'roll so ....

END OF REFRAIN
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------2-2-----------------------4-----------------
---------2-2-------2-2-------5---2-2-----------------------4------5---2-2----
---------2-2-------2-2-------5------------------------------------5---2-2----
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
I love rock'n'roll so come ....!

SOLO:

|LEAD GUITAR:
|------5bu-rb-3-0------------------------------4--7----4---------------------
|-----------------3----------------3----5-7---------7-----5-bu-rb-3---------5
|----------------------------------2--6-----------------------------4--4-4-6-
|--2-2----------------2------------------------------------------------------
|--2-2----------------2------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------1bu-1bu-0--------------------------------------------

|RHYTHM GUITAR:
|-----5bu-rb-3-0-------------------5bu-rb-3-0-----------------5bu-rb-3-0--
|----------------3---------------------------3---------------------------3
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------
|-2-2--------------------------2-2------------------------2-2-------------
|-2-2--------------------------2-2------------------------2-2-------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------

|LEAD GUITAR: (plays fast stuff!)
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
|-7-7-7s6-6-6-6s5-5-5-5s4-4-4-4s3-3-3-3s2-2-2s0-0-0---------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------

|RHYTHM GUITAR:
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
|-2-2-----------------4-4--------------------------2--let ring!---
|-2-2-----------------4-4-----------2-2------------2--------------
|-----------------------------------2-2---------------------------
|-----------------------------------------------------------------
soon gonna take you home ....

********** END OF SOLO

Let ring! XStop ringing!
---------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------
Next we moving on ....

(No chord)
And we'll be moving on and ....

singing......
(Sing the REFRAIN once without guitars, than start the guitar again and repeat
it as often as you can stand it! The lead guitar may play another solo.)

bu means: bend up
rb means: release bend
s means: slide


   
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(@corbind)
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Wes, I printed the file. Thanks! I'll have to play with it a bit to make sense of where the words go. My buddy and I tried to play it the way we deciphered it and I wasn't happy with our version.

Bull, I saw that version (my buddy found and printed that one). We tried it a bit and some parts seemed right and others off. But that's par for getting stuff off the net. Thanks for your taking time out to help me!

I can tell it's going to take awhile to get this song down…..

"Nothing...can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts."


   
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(@ignar-hillstrom)
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The way I play it (may have no relation with reality ;))

Chords used:
E5 [0 2 2 x 0 0]
G [3 2 0 0 x x]
B [x 2 4 4 4 x]
A5 [x 0 2 2 x 0]

Riff:
E|---------------------|
B|-15b17-12------------|
G|----------14-12------|
D|----------------14~~~|
A|---------------------|
E|---------------------|

Intro:
E5-E5-G-A5
A5-G-E5
E5-E5-G-A5
A5-G-E5-E5

Verse:
E5-Riff-E5
E5-Riff-E5
B-Riff
A5-B-E5-A5

non-guitar part, at the end play a few B-chords and get back to the intro. Repeat all the way through.


   
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(@liontable)
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E| --------------------------------------------------
B|--------------------------2-2----------------------------------------------2-2--------------------
G|--------------------------2-2---4-4---------------------------------------2-2---4-------------
D|---2-2---2-2------------2-2---4-4-----------------2-2---2-2------------2-2---4---2----------
A|---2-2---2-2-------------------2-2-----------------2-2---2-2-------------------2---2-----------
E|---0-0---0-0-0h3b------------------0h3b----------0-0---0-0-0h3b--------------3-0------

Followed by the lick, which I play as:

E|---------------------|
B|-b15r-12------------|
G|----------14-12------|
D|----------------------|
A|---------------------|

So almost the same as Ignar, but the bend and release creates both notes.


   
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(@corbind)
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Hmmm, I see the Chords E5 to A5 to B 'ugly'.

3
3
2

That seems like an ugly B something. It would be root, flat 5, maj 7th. The flat 5 is gonna make me cringe! Is it

4
4
2

"Nothing...can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts."


   
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(@ignar-hillstrom)
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Heh, let's continue the conversation after six years. ;) I'd go with B5 instead of whatever 2 3 3 is.


   
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(@kianbostic)
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i don't think the is it but my guitar teacher gave me this for it... keep in mind im a newbie

e-----------------------------------------------------------
b------------------------------------------------------------
g------------------------------------------------------------
d-------------------------------------------------------------
a-------------------------------------------------------------
E------00----00-----55-----77----00----00-----55---7--00


   
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(@liontable)
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Idiot reporting in -> I messed up because I kept thinking about the bend on the E string on the third fret. :cry:


   
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(@cycledude)
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Cool... This is such a great song.

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